AutoCorrect and Find and Replace

Learn how to use the AutoCorrect Word feature, as well as the Find and Replace Word feature, in this free lesson.

Using Find and Replace

You can spend a lot of time trying to find a particular word of phrase in your document. Find and Replace, another time-saving Word 2000 feature, can do a lot of the work for you.

For example, a corporation has changed the name of one of its departments from Accounts Payable to Purchasing. You created a long document, typing Accounts Payable again and again throughout the document. Using Find and Replace to replace Accounts Payable with Purchasing. It will make your life a lot easier.

Using the Find feature:

  • Choose EditactionFind from the menu bar (Ctrl+F). The Find and Replace dialog box appears.
  • In the Find What: box, type the word or phrase you want to find.
  • Click Find Next to start the search.
  • After reaching the first selection, click the Cancel button to close the dialog box.

Find and replace dialog box

If you need to conduct a more detailed search:

  • Choose EditactionFind (Ctrl+F). The Find and Replace dialog box appears.
  • In the Find What: box, type the word or phrase you want to find.
  • Click More to conduct a detailed search.
  • Click the Search list box if you want to limit your search to a specific part of the document.
  • Use the check boxes to limit your search.
  • Click Format if you want to limit your search to words in a specific font, paragraph, language, or style.
  • Click Special to search for punctuation marks or section breaks.
  • Click Find Next.